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Archive for: February, 2013

Concurso San Miguel celebrates fifth anniversary

By Shari Alexander Opera San Miguel’s flagship event, Concurso San Miguel, returns to Teatro Ángela Peralta on Saturday, March 2, to celebrate its fifth annual contest. This anniversary version promises to be the most exciting, and most valuable in terms of prizes, in the company’s history. The artistic director, John Bills, is promising a surprise [...]

Pro Musica presents Mexican Baroque Orchestra

By Kathleen B. Lowenstein Pro Musica continues its exciting concert season on Saturday, February 23, with the Mexican Baroque Orchestra, performing at the Teatro Ángela Peralta at 7pm; one concert only. The program will include music by a wide range of composers, including Purcell, Bach, Gluck, Rameau—and that beloved treasure The Four Seasons by Antonio [...]

“Ghostwriter Tells All” with Lulu Torbet

By Sheridan Sansegundo Though she is probably best known in San Miguel de Allende as a photographer and painter, Lulu Torbet has never quit her “day job” as a ghostwriter and developmental editor/consultant. She is the author, ghostwriter or editor of over 30 books. On Tuesday, February 26, at 6pm, she will give the closing [...]

An angel for an angel

By Chuck Rubin This angel needs an angel. She is Brenda Berenice. Brenda suffers from renal failure and has since she was seven years old. Initially, Brenda showed few signs of being sick. Then as time went on she started to feel weak, her legs and ankles began to swell, she had difficulty sleeping and [...]

Mujeres en Cambio celebrates Mexico’s unique gifts

By Terri Peterson “Hecho en Mexico” (made in Mexico), while a common phrase, is also a sign of exceptional handmade products, folk art, textiles and cuisine which are unique to Mexico. Mujeres en Cambio’s February luncheon highlights these wonderful gifts as well as the gift of education we provide for worthy young campo women in [...]

Musetta smolders for Pro Musica’s opera week!

By Gregory R. Gunter Making opera more accessible to broader audiences proves the goal of many contemporary production companies. Indeed, the upcoming 2013 film version of Puccini’s 1830’s-era La Bohėme sets the stage in gritty Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with our heroine Mimi—originally an embroiderer—now an artist and part-time bartender. MTV-era viewers will undoubtedly better relate now [...]

Chillin’ for Chili Lovers

By Noren Caceres I remember the first Chili Cook-Off held in the dirt parking lot behind La Palapa. There were no rules or grandiose prizes… maybe about 20 cooks and a meager raffle of donated tchotchkes. Consequently the chili ran out before 2pm. Ticket holders who had been promised chili tastings huffed off hungry. Still, [...]

Third Regional Bridge Tournament in San Miguel

By Margaret Failoni, photo by Misha Tomic After just two years, San Miguel de Allende is recognized as an Alpha setting for an International Bridge Tournament. The word has quickly gotten around to bridge- playing celebrities who plan to participate. Bridge players worldwide are invited to the regional bridge tournament to take place in San [...]

What to do today?

By Jade Arroyo The cobblestone streets are full of charm, but they might seem like a labyrinth for a stranger in town. San Miguel de Allende is filled with unsuspected treasures, waiting for you to discover them. For breakfast, why not trying some of the delightful dishes or the brunch at Rosewood (Nemesio Diez 11) [...]

Chaos and death after the explosion at Pemex

By Oswaldo Mejía Note from the editor: Pemex (Petróleos Mexicanos) is the company which controls all the production and selling of all petroleum products in Mexico since 1938. It is the largest company in Mexico and it operates as a paraestatal company, which means that it works for the government’s purposes but without forming part [...]

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